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Montefiore, Santa 1970-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 875 publications in 14 languages and 26,059 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Love stories  War stories  Sagas  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O544, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Santa Montefiore
The French gardener by Santa Montefiore( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving London to move into a beautiful house in the country, Miranda and David find their marriage succumbing to long-standing conflicts until a mysterious Frenchman arrives to tend their garden, bringing with him a healing energy that is drawn from nature
The beekeeper's daughter : a novel by Santa Montefiore( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Description: England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquiss and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and her future - that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father's duties. But there is another man who she just can't shake from her thoughts . . . Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable boy. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Thinking Trixie is surely abandoned, Grace tries to reach out to her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother's advice and comfort, sure Jasper's love for her was real. There must be something Jasper isn't telling her . . . Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the secrets of the past, and unravel the lies told long ago"--
Last voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotically beautiful but desperately unhappy, Alba lives on a houseboat on the Thames, where she enjoys a life of leisure and entertains an endless and unfulfilling succession of lovers. But then she discovers a portrait of her dead mother, Valentina -- a woman she'd hardly known, whose story has been kept from her by her still grieving father. Determined to learn the truth about Valentina, Alba returns to the olive groves of the Amalfi coast of Italy. There she uncovers a mysterious tale of decadence, deception, murder, and betrayal involving partisans and Nazis, peasants and counts. Alba's journey leads her not only to the truth of her mother's hidden past but to the possibility of happiness in her own future
Secrets of the lighthouse by Santa Montefiore( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is engaged to marry an aristocratic man she doesn't love, she hates her job, and her mother ... well, her mother is not a woman to be crossed. So Ellen escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's cottage on Ireland's dramatic Connemara coast. Once there, she is embraced by a family of aunts, uncles and cousins her mother never mentioned. Her imagination is captured by the picturesque ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. Locals say she may have been murdered by her husband, Conor Macausland, who abandoned the his castle after his wife's death. Cutting all her ties chic London society, and therefore not knowing about the search for her that has begun, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm, warmth, and romance, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. After dying in the lighhouse fire, she is unable to move on. She watches her children and her husband, hoping they might see her, that she might feel their love once more. When Caitlin notices Ellen's arrival, she senses her world is about to change. Can she prevent it? Or can she find a way to freedom and happiness, the happiness she sees in the spirit of a little girl who, for some reason, also can't move on? The rugged coastline, tightknit communities, and ancient landmarks of western Ireland provide the backdrop for this story of two women seeking peace and the love they desparately need. For each of them, the key can be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse"--
The woman from Paris by Santa Montefiore( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral--claiming to be the lord's illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires to this interloper, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow. Eventually, however, Phaedra's sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette Frampton never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton. But an attraction grows between Phaedra and the eldest son, David. It seems an impossible love--blocked by their blood connection and by the fury of one family member who is determined to expose Phaedra as a fraud
The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history. He makes a pilgrimage into the past, to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna
The house by the sea by Santa Montefiore( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa just outside her small village. She likes to spy into the gardens and imagine that one day she'll live there. When Dante, the son of the villa's powerful owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden, she knows that her destiny is there, with Dante. But as they grow up, their romance jeopardizes everything they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times, and its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer. The man she hires begins to transform the fortunes of the hotel, and her family, but why is he really there?
The perfect happiness by Santa Montefiore( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her South African lover Jack makes a shocking confession on the last day of their affair, best-selling children's book author Angelica must draw on the lessons she learned to save her marriage
The summer house by Santa Montefiore( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoinette's world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. He was her rock, the man she turned to for love and support, the man she knew better than she knew herself. Or at least so she thought For as she arrives at the familiar old stone church for George's funeral, she sees a woman she has never met before. And in that instant, the day she thought would close a door on the past becomes the day that everything she has ever known is turned upside down. Phaedra loved George too, and she could not bear to stay away from his funeral. She only recently came to know him, but their bond was stronger than any she has ever felt before. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change all their lives forever. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to reveal the truth. But what if the truth is harder to bear than the tragedy?
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( Book )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends -- all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth. -- Publisher's description
The affair by Santa Montefiore( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would you risk everything for love? Bestselling children's book writer Angelica is amused and flattered at the attention of Jack, the owner of a vineyard in South Africa, whom she meets at a dinner party. With his easy charm and reputation as a ladies' man, Jack makes her feel good about herself -- surely it can't do any harm to indulge in a mild email flirtation? After all, she wouldn't risk her stable marriage and the happiness of her children. But things don't stop there, and when Angelica is sent to Cape Town for a book tour, the affair begins in earnest
The forget-me-not sonata by Santa Montefiore( Book )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spread over two generations, this novel follows the fortunes of Audrey Garnet. Growing up in the small Anglo-Argentine community of Hurlingham, she loses her heart to one man and marries another. In later years, the forget-me-not sonata reminds her of the dreadful sacrifice she's made
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Book )

75 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Argentijnse aristocrate wordt door haar ouders voor een abortus naar Europa gestuurd. Twintig jaar later keert ze vanwege een dramatische gebeurtenis terug naar haar geboorteland
The swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her and that their future will be a continuation of their past. But the boy who joined the RAF has come back a man, and a man irrevocably changed by the horrors that he has seen
The mermaid garden by Santa Montefiore( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens and imagine that one day she'll escape her meager existence and live there surrounded by its other worldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina's life forever.--From inside front jacket cover
The girl in the castle : a novel by Santa Montefiore( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to flame-haired Kitty Deverill. Her best friend is Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the castle's cook. Jack O'Leary, the vet's son, is always reminding Kitty that she isn't fully Irish; Bridie is jealous of Kitty's wealth and glamour. When the Irish revolt begins Jack enlists to fight, and Kitty throws herself into the cause for Irish liberaty. Their lives are wrenched apart by betrayal, and when Castle Deverill comes under attack the only home Kitty has ever known is threatened
The butterfly box by Santa Montefiore( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federica adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast, as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends - all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth
Songs of love and war by Santa Montefiore( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything ... West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle, Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland's struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. A bastion of British supremacy, the castle itself is in danger of destruction as the war closes in around it, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O'Leary and enflamed by her own sense of patriotism, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it
 
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Alternative Names
Montefjore, Santa 1970-

Santa Montefiore britische Schriftstellerin

Santa Montefiore British author

Santa Montefiore Brits auteur

Santa Montefiore Escritora britânica

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Last voyage of the ValentinaThe Gypsy MadonnaThe house by the seaThe perfect happinessThe Italian matchmakerThe affairThe forget-me-not sonataMeet me under the ombu tree